"It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon." Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.
Funny how the Teacher always shows up when people are thinking about Him! Here the eleven remaining apostles and other followers are together discussing the resurrection. And Jesus shows up.
While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you."
He’s still showing up this way. After all, He promised to be present anytime two or three gather in His name.
And it is interesting how Jesus was recognized when he broke the bread with them, because He’s still showing up this way every Lord’s Day. He assured His presence every time students gather to remember Him in the sacrament of bread and fruit of the vine.
These students were confused and uncertain, but their focus was still on the Teacher. That’s why Jesus showed up.
The Teacher always shows up when students are paying attention.
Otherwise, what’s the point?